Who else is better qualified to hand out some hardware than the fans who actually watch the games?
The 4th Annual College Court Report Player of the Year Fan Vote is back, and we have the top players in the country who played for mid-major programs. We have thrown the names into a hat (literally), and picked them out one-by-one to assemble four “regions”.
Like last year, the field will include 96 of the best players in the country who play outside of the power conferences. So, that means 96 players from 96 different programs will be looking for your vote to become the College Court Report Player of the Year.
Each ‘region’ will have 24 players in it. Eight players will receive a first-round bye, and are players who we consider to be among the nation’s elite.
Also, each ‘region’ will be named after a player who was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.
Note, the players in this Fan Vote are either a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Transfer. For the Freshman of the Year Fan Vote, please click here.
Players in the contest have played in at least 70% of their team’s games by the time the field is released (February 19th, 2017).
As stated above, there is only one (1) representative from any given school in the vote.
As each round passes, players will go head-to-head in an online vote to ultimately determine who is the Player of the Year.
The rules are simple. Each round will be one week in length, starting with the first round on February 26th. (Full schedule below).
Voting has changes a bit from last year. Fans can vote using the following methods:
- Online Polls – 1 vote per day
- Facebook Photos
- At the start of each round, an album will be created on the College Court Report page with photos of each player still remaining. Each reaction (LIKE, LOVE, etc.) on a respective player’s photo will count as one vote for that round.
Voting will open at 12:00am EST on the Monday of the week for the online polls, and roughly 6:00pm EST for Facebook photos. All voting will close at approx. 8pm EST on the Sunday at the end of the week. This allows for accurate vote tabulation and for the set up of the next round.
In the Final Round, we will hide all poll results, but will post updates throughout the week on social media to provide some insight as to where the match-up stands. This is meant to create a bit of suspense in the final round.
First Round: Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 – CLOSED!!! (Results)
Round of 64: Mar. 5 – 11 – CLOSED!!!
Round of 32: Mar. 12 – 18 – CLOSED!!!
Sweet 16: Mar. 19 – 25 – CLOSED!!!
Elite 8: Mar. 26 – Apr. 1 – CLOSED!!!
Final 4: Apr. 2 – 8 – CLOSED!!!
Championship: April 9 – 15 – CLOSED!!!
Geno Crandall (North Dakota) v. Justin Strings (Sacramento State)
The Winner will be announced on Monday, April 16th at 8:00am EST!